The congregation reflected on its roots and looked to the future during a two-day anniversary celebration.
Boggess will also serve as the planned giving and trust services director.
The Chesapeake Conference Executive Committee voted to appoint Tom Boggess as the conference’s association secretary and planned giving and trust services director.
Boggess has worked in the department for the last six years, serving as the trust services field representative and assistant director. Boggess fills the position previously held by Sean Robinson, who recently accepted a position at Hope Channel International.
In addition to his experience in trust services, Boggess brings an extensive background in pastoral ministry to his new position. Boggess served as the pastor of the Martinsburg (W.Va.) church for 18 years and, until recently, pastored the Prince Frederick (Md.) church part-time. Boggess previously worked for over 10 years as a pastor in the Potomac Conference.
“Chesapeake is blessed to have Elder Boggess serve in this important position,” says Jerry Lutz, Chesapeake Conference president. “As an experienced pastor here in Chesapeake and field representative for wills and trusts, having worked closely with the outgoing association secretary on these and other related matters, Tom will provide solid, spiritual leadership and careful management of the business affairs of the association.”
Boggess says he is excited to work more closely with churches and schools in his new role as association secretary. “The conference has been growing, and so there’s been a lot more activity in buying and selling,” he says. “I think that’s going to continue, and [more churches] are going to be in the process of wanting to buy, and we want to be ready to help them do that.”